YELLOW STAIRCASE YEARBOOK: MURAL PROJECT

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:45pm to Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:45pm

THE YELLOW STAIRCASE YEARBOOK: MURAL PROJECT

From student-run group OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The Yellow Staircase is an iconic interior space at OCAD U, displaying the energy and vitality of the student body. It is the structural spine of 100 McCaul, connecting all faculties and floors. Students are drawn to this arena, expressing a range of thoughts, feelings, and moods. OCAD U is a school with very little common areas for students to exchange and collaborate together; add commuter culture, high stress levels, living costs and you have cause for concern that students can feel isolated and frustrated with university culture.

Launched in 2018, the Yellow Staircase Yearbook mural project challenges these issues through the annual addition of four murals in The Yellow Staircase. Instead of condemning artistic expression and continuously painting over graffiti, we seek to turn this phenomenon into a positive and community-minded project, taking advantage of how the staircase is currently functioning in the interest of the school and the student body.

We are currently seeking proposals for murals by current OCAD University students or student collectives that creatively represent a student community or an official student group at the school. Successful proposals will receive a flat fee of $250 which includes the artist fee and money for materials. The Student Press will provide ladders, drop cloths, and will prime the mural surface with white paint.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

1. Students may submit as individual artists or as groups.

2. The murals must be painted between 18 March and 19 April, 2019.

3. The murals will be painted between Levels 5 and 6 in the Yellow Staircase.

4. The average mural size is 5x4 feet, but you are welcome to suggest other dimensions. Your mural does not have to be rectangular!

5. You can use acrylic paint, or acrylic paint markers to create the mural. Spray paint can not be used.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Proposals should be emailed to contact@ocadustudentpress.com with the subject line “Yellow Staircase Proposal”. Any images included should be attached to the email, or you may provide a link to a Google Drive folder. Please email us if you have any questions about submitting!

In your submission, please include the following:

1. A sketch of the mural design.

2. A photo of the yellow staircase wall space between Levels 5 and 6 that you would like to use. Please make sure some identifiable graffiti is visible so that we can locate it.

3. A one to two sentence artist biography that includes your name(s) and program(s).

4. A short artist statement that explains what student community the mural represents and how. For examples of the communities represented last year, please see the murals below.

If you have any questions about the project or the submission guidelines, please email us at contact@ocadustudentpress.com.

DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

ABOUT OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The OCAD U Student Press serves as a platform for idea sharing, research, and communication among the OCAD U community. We publish a major book every year, showcasing ground-breaking academic research and projects done by our most promising students in the fields of art and design. The Press offers a series of educational workshops, additional publications and events, offering students new opportunities to get involved.

ABOUT STUDENT GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadustudentpress.com
www.facebook.com/events/290272041654744/
Email: 
contact@ocadustudentpress.com
YELLOW staircase murals call for submissions

BELL Let's Talk Day at OCAD U: 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:30am

You're invited to join staff from OCAD U Campus Life and OCAD U Health and Wellness Centre and (participating) student-run groups for hot chocolate, tea and treats, freebies and self-care tips.
Connect with other students and join the conversation by sharing your ideas on how we can take better care of both ourselves and others, and help end the stigma of mental illness.

Annually on the last Wednesday in January, Bell supports mental health initiatives by donating 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat geofilter.
Visit the Bell Let's Talk website for complete details on how to participate and how funds raised are used (https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/).

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/301775647349049/
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 275
Cost: 
Free
Bell lets talk day OCAD U

Feeling Awful? Have a Waffle!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Feeling Stressed? Working at school into the late hours of night? Come and get a free, freshly made waffle topped with delicious toppings and made with love.

ABOUT INTERVARSITY AT OCAD U:
(Formerly OCAD Christian Fellowship) We want to share love and support the larger OCAD U community as well as the city by fostering a caring community through our actions and events. We hope to welcome and create safe spaces for people to engage and grow in their faith. We also want to encourage others to learn and grow to use their skills and talents to serve the larger community.

OTHER STUDENT GROUPS:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187), 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/IVOCADU
Email: 
ocadivcf@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free!
Strawberry waffles

Call for Submissions: Willows for Wellness

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:45pm

"Willows for Wellness" is having an Open Call For Submissions, an Exhibit, and will host three (3) Interactive Workshops on the subject of mental health awareness and advocacy!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
We encourage works that specifically relate to Alzheimers Disease but are interested in works in all kinds of mediums and media that address personal relationships to mental health, themes of advocacy and work promoting awareness!

  • Submissions are due November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM.
  • Applications will be reviewed November 1 to 4, 2018.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted with further details by November 5, 2018.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If your work requires technology/equipment for display it will be the responsibility of the Artist/Designer to provide the equipment themselves. Internet connection cannot be guaranteed.

Please Submit To: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsNAyh16lgoZLfaxnhYdE5Z4AGjEJ2akCkiyg1kUWFW2zjNw/viewform?usp=sf_link

EXHIBIT & WORKSHOPS:
Workshops will be facilitated by the following "Willows For Wellness" members:

  • Nora Bahgat: A baking enthusiast, Nora will guide you through a relaxing and fun session of decorating delcious, baked, gluten-free vegan goodies!
  • Kaya Joan: Hit the books! or rather make one! Zine building with Kaya will help bring your inner author to life through drawing and text work!
  • Hekter Franklin: Keeps us up to date with whats hip! Join Hekter as they show us how to get down and funky with acorn instrument creation!

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 9 PM
Location: 49 McCaul Street

ABOUT "WILLOWS FOR WELLNESS"
Willows for Wellness is a not-for-profit organization that hosts mental health awareness events, in effort to educate spectators about various mental illnesses and how they affect those who struggle with them through interactive workshops, art exhibis and inofrmational talks. This months event is focusing specifically on Alzheimers disease and a portion of sales from the silent auction will be donated to the Alzheimers Society of Toronto. The goal of our exhibition and workshops event is to address mental health and seeks to provide a safe space where people can have a conversation about stigma and mental health awareness.

We want to thank you all for your interest and aim to show as much work as possible!
Remember to practice both Self Care and Self Love, reach out to a trusted loved on and remember you are not alone and more than what you struggle with.

Much Love,
Willows For Wellness

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/WillowsForWellness/
www.facebook.com/events/2056187654441346/
Willows for Wellness Graphic

NCCM Workshop: Islamophobia & Bystander Intervention

image for MSA NCCM workshop
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This workshop will cover the definition of Islamophobia. A bystander intervention workshop will use case studies in order to better educate students, faculty and staff on how to respond to incidents they may encounter on and off campus. This will be an interactive workshop that will engage the audience/participants in a dialogue and discussion.

Please RSVP:
See event and Eventbrite link here: www.facebook.com/events/856505614552846/

Supported by OCAD U Campus Life and Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives.

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

MORE ABOUT OTHER STUDENT-RUN GROUPS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/ocadumsasocial/
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free

Call for Applications: Holiday Artist Alley

Apply Now: Holiday Artist Alley
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:45pm

We would like to showcase talent from current OCAD U students and alumni across all programs so every art form is welcome! Deadline to apply is Saturday, November 3, 2018 (11:59 PM)

This event will be held in the Great Hall in 100 McCaul Street (2 to 8 PM), on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

More details to apply on our Page OCAD Artist Alley
If you have questions, please contact: ocadartistalley@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER:
Please consider volunteering with us! Volunteers will be guaranteed space to sell their work.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall (Level 2), 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/OCAD-Artist-Alley-507513873031048/
Email: 
ocadartistalley@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free to apply and participate

OCAD U MSA BAKE SALE

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

OCAD U Student Group OCAD U MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION is having a bake sale. Proceeds support group programming.

Cupcake decorating
Henna

ABOUT OCAD U MSA:
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim community within OCAD University that is run by students. The MSA assists and represents Muslim students in several matters, and works with the Administration, and Campus Security to ensure a safe environment for Muslim students on campus, as well as a maintained safe, peaceful space for prayer. All events are open to Muslim and non-Muslim students, faculty and staff.

READ MORE ABOUT STUDENT-RUN CLUBS AT OCAD U:
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/student-groups.htm

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/ocadumsa/
Email: 
msa.ocad@gmail.com
MSA Winter Bakesale

O-DAYS! Student Union Consent Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

"Let's talk sex, love, dirty talk, desire, intimacy, rejection, and consent!
Join Ignite Gallery and BAD SUBJECT for a free activities-based workshop providing practical tools to understand consent. This workshop is presented from an anti-oppression and intersectional perspective and is facilitated by a volunteer from BAD SUBJECT.

BAD SUBJECT is a youth-led, grassroots, non-profit group that offers interactive, non-hierarchical, intersectional workshops designed by-youth-for-youth on “Consent” and “Media Literacy: Spotlight on Rape Culture”.

Changing rape culture into consent culture...one workshop at a time!

ABOUT IGNITE GALLERY:
The OCAD University Ignite Gallery, located at 165 Augusta Avenue, represents the current creative voice of all OCAD U students through exhibitions, events and community programs.

ABOUT BAD SUBJECT:
We are an educational initiative that offers activities-based workshops on Consent and relevant topics to youth, educators, and professionals.

We work from an intersectional, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed framework that humanizes both the survivor and the perpetrator.

We are all in this together. We want to change rape culture into consent culture.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/ignite-gallery.htm
www.facebook.com/BadSubject/
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! OCAD Student Union Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Grab a buddy and follow the map to experience and learn about key spots and neighbourhoods around your new campus. Complete tasks to enter into a draw for awesome prizes!

Details: TBA

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street (MCA)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

O-DAYS! Student Union Open House

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Check out the space, learn about our services, and meet the team. Here you are welcome to spend time year round whether working on class assignments or needing a quiet place to relax. We will be opening the space with a land acknowledgement, celebrating the start of your new chapter with snacks and announcing the winners for the scavenger hunt. Add your creative flare to the Student Union's new banner. 

ABOUT OCAD STUDENT UNION:
The OCAD Student Union is an independent, democratically run student organization with approximately 5000 members, incorporated as a not‐for‐profit corporation. The OCAD SU is committed to ensuring that the University campus and broader OCAD U community are inclusive spaces where all members are treated with respect and dignity. 

Venue & Address: 
Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West (RHB)
Website: 
http://ocadsu.org/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
info@ocadsu.org
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 341
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Student Union logo

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